I found this old negative, a photo of a store on Washington Street in Hoboken, New Jersey, taken many many years ago and I thought how apt of a word, how better than resolution.
So, instead of New Year’s Resolutions, I am making Alterations.
To a great degree, all the Alterations are inter-connected, and I am enjoying illustrating each alteration with my photography.
In the book, Balancing Life By The Rule, Debra Farrington shows us the difference between self-help and spiritual growth in her article on creating a “rule” to guide everyday life, based on Christian monastic rules.
Contrasting a rule with a New Year’s resolution, she says that the latter is based on what we think is wrong with us (too fat, too poor, too tired, etc), while a spiritual rule grows from a desire to become more fully what we were created to be.